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Nepal Engineering College (nec)

Changunarayan, Changunarayan, Bhaktapur


Nepal Engineering College, popularly known as nec, was established in 1994 as a nonprofit institution under private sector initiative. The foundation of nec was laid by few visionary Nepalese professionals and academicians who realized the need of an institution serving the technical education needs of the country for accelerated economic growth, reaching to wider section of Nepalese students and making the quality technical education accessible and affordable to the masses. This pioneering example set by nec led to the establishment of a number of engineering colleges in the country in private sector in the later years. nec is committed to retaining its long earned reputation of “an institution with concerns for quality and academic freedom”, again an example for others to follow.

Since inception, nec has been constantly engaged in designing, upgrading and standardizing the academic curricula and offering Bachelor and Masters level courses in engineering, technology and allied disciplines. nec intends to continue with this initiative, offering more innovative and applied courses in the established and emerging areas in the days to come.

Initiated with limited physical and instructional resources, nec has now grown to an institution with its resources comparable to any institution of repute in the country and the region. The physical infrastructure and instructional resources, built in 228 ropani (11.6 ha) of land in Changunarayan VDC in Bhaktapur, provides the ambience of nature and ideal learning environment.

Currently, nec offers Bachelor level as well as Masters degree programs. All the Bachelor level courses are underway at main campus at Changunarayan and Masters level courses at nec - Center for Postgraduate Studies at Pulchowk in Lalitpur.


The vision of nec is to evolve as the center of higher learning, excelling in academics, through continued engagements in education, research and outreach as three integrated functions of the college. 


  • Providing the youth with the best opportunities and environment of learning to help them attain high level of academic standard, scientific temper, technical and professional competence and life-skills.
  • Train and develop youth as total person, ready to serve the society and people to alleviate their sufferings and improve their quality of life.
  • Inculcate the values to appreciate the need for ethical standards in personal, social and public life, to become leaders, to be a voice to influence the society and the nation, and to uphold just social order.

Salient Features

International Linkages

NEC has established institutional linkages for academic exchanges, with a number of universities, institutions, and organizations in different parts of the world. Exchange of faculty and students, sharing of knowledge, experiences, and publications, and collaboration in teaching and research have been some of the continued activities initiated and supported under such linkages.

To date, the institutional linkages of NEC extend to -

  • Ball State University, USA
  • Ehime University, Japan
  • Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), India
  • Imperial College, London
  • South Asian Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs), Hyderabad, India
  • MVA Asia Ltd. HongKong & NTDRC
  • Tarleton State University, Texas, USA

Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Center

ICT center consists of hardware and software facilities needed for information and communication. These include computer and network hardware, communication middleware as well as necessary software. The Windows and Linux-based Computer Laboratories, seven in number, are managed by the ICT center which provides an opportunity for the students to experiment with readymade software and develop their own software during and after the class hours. The students can access the information through unlimited internet access and Wi-Fi connectivity within the NEC premises.

Lab Upgrades

Recent lab upgrades for Civil Engineering have been accomplished.1. Three hinged arch and bending moment set up are replaced by new ones and are used for structure analysis practical.2. Three new Smart Road software has been recently added for the final year road project.

Research Centers

The following research centers established within the NEC umbrella are involved in research, development, and promotional activities:1. Center for Research in Social Defense Technology (CRSDT)2. Computer Technology and Robotonix Club (CTRC)

Co-curricular Activities 


The college encourages students to participate in sports, athletics, and other co-curricular activities on NEC holidays. Sports activities are strictly prohibited on college days. The facilities for outdoor sports include volleyball and basketball courts and a large football ground maintained within the college premises.

Site Visits and Study Tours

The college arranges required site visit or study tour of students to relevant industries, institutions and construction projects. Settlement study, directly complementing the learning of the students pursuing B. Architecture. is part of the curriculum. A survey camp of ten days is organized for the third year students of B. E. (Civil and Civil & Rural) and B. E. Civil for Diploma Holders. Two weeks educational exposure tour (NASA) to India is organized for the third-year students of architecture. After such visits, students are asked to submit a report in the prescribed format as a part of the internal evaluation system. 

Librarynec library provides the ambiance of learning for the students and faculty. There is a collection of more than 35000 books and references on wide-ranging subjects in engineering, technology, basic and applied sciences, social sciences, language, and culture. The library has been essentially serving NEC students and faculty and also professionals and researchers from outside. The computerized catalog system allows easy retrieval of textbooks and other reference books.

Admission Guidelines

For BE Programs 

Must have passed 10+2/I.Sc/Diploma in Engineering or equivalent with at least second division marks with science (Physical or Biology group) as a compulsory subject. Must have at least a C grade in 10+2 for all subjects. 

For M.Sc. Natural Resources Management

A Candidate having graduated with at least 15 years of schooling in any of the following: Engineering, Architecture, Food technology, Agriculture, Forestry, Surveying, Animal Science, Management, Geography, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany from recognized University are considered eligible to apply for admission.

For M.Sc Construction Management 

Minimum Bachelor Degree in any branch of Engineering (Civil, Electrical Mechanical Geotechnical, Hydropower and Architecture) with at least 15 years of education and securing a minimum of second division or equivalent from a recognized University/Institution.


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